BOARD & STAFF

BONNIE FOGEL
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Bonnie Fogel has guided the organization from its creation in 1979 as a PTA project in an elementary school to the acclaimed national institution it has become. Prior to Imagination Stage, she worked as an independent writer and journalist. In the United Kingdom, she worked in the communications department of retail giant, Marks & Spencer. In the United States, she worked for Pittsburgh Public Schools and The National Parks & Recreation Association. In the community, she serves on the Advisory Board of the Siena School and on the Scholarship Committee for Leadership Montgomery. She is a former Board Member of the BCC Chamber of Commerce and a founding member of the BCC’s Cultural Arts Committee and the Committee for a Bethesda Cultural District. In 2004, Bonnie was named a Washingtonian of the Year. Other awards include: Montgomery County ArtStars Award (2005); Maryland’s Top 100 Women (2006), Smart CEO Award, (2007), Theatre Washington Helen’s Star (2012), Montgomery Women Shining Star Award (2014), and recipient of the Gelman, Rosenberg, & Freedman Excel Award for nonprofit management (2015).

Janet Stanford - Artistic Director - Imagination Stage

JANET STANFORD
FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Janet Stanford has helped transition Imagination Stage from a community-based arts organization to a nationally significant regional Theatre for Young Audiences theatre and arts education program. Janet has established a record for ongoing funding from the NEA, the Theatre Communications Group, and The Shubert Foundation, among others. She has commissioned US and international playwrights including Kevin Kling, Karen Zacarias, Joan Cushing, David S. Craig, and Charles Way, whose plays and musicals have gone on to be produced at other theatres in the US and as far away as China. Janet has traveled widely on grants seeking new and exciting artists to work with Imagination Stage. This past season, she directed JACK and Phil, Slayers of Giants-INC and Looking for Roberto Clemente at Imagination Stage, as well as adapting the world premiere, The Little Mermaid. This season, she directed the Helen Hayes Award nominee for Outstanding Theatre for Young Audiences production, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.

ADMINISTRATIVE

Kira Burri

Database & IT Associate

Jen Luna
Director of Human Resources

Jolene Robichaud
Database & Analytics Manager

Janeth Saenz
Staff Accountant

Angel Schlogel
Office Manager and Facilities Associate

Jennifer Schwartz
General and Production Manager

David R. Whitney
Facilities & IT Manager

APPRENTICE PROGRAM

Rosie Alger

Education Apprentice

Emily Cerwonka

Access & Inclusion Apprentice

Bria Gilbert

Production Apprentice

Cam Hahn

Institutional Development Apprentice

Stephen Indrisano

Production Apprentice

Erin Murphy

Apprentice & Volunteer Coordinator

Haviland Atha-Simonton

Education Apprentice

Gia Yarn

Institutional Development Apprentice

EDUCATION & ARTISTIC

Claire Bancroft Loos
Education Program Coordinator

Kathryn Chase Bryer
Associate Artistic Director

Alison Gee
Senior Faculty: Elementary

Marcia Howard
Senior Faculty: Dance

Nikki Kaplan
Associate Director of Education

Meg Lowey
Artistic and Casting Coordinator

Danielle Mathers
School Partnerships Manager

Erin Murphy
Partnerships Administrator

Jeff Sachs
Education Associate

Joanne Seelig Lamparter
Director of Education & Community Programs

David Stern
Director of Digital Media

Stacy Steyaert
Early Childhood Program Coordinator

Scott Turner
Access Coordinator

 

INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Sean Byrne
Development Coordinator

Chelsey Christensen
Director of Development

Claire Derriennic

Marketing & Communications Associate

Laura diCurcio
Graphic Designer

Kanea MacDonald
Marketing & Communications Associate

Jan McNamara
Development Manager/Institutional Advancement

Jessica Pettit
Director of Marketing and Communications

Jessica Teaford
Special Events Manager

PATRON SERVICES

Brian Antin
Director of Patron Services

Sherill Anne Gross

Assistant Patron Services Manager

PRODUCTION​

Jason Caballero

Assistant Technical Director

Alysha DeVries

Assistant Costume Shop Manager

John Elder
Technical Director

Danielle Harris
Scenic Charge Artist

Anna Klinger
Costume Shop Manager

Kate Kolarik
Assistant Production Manager

Ali Mark

Resident Carpenter

Bethany Regalbuto
Master Electrician

Jennifer Schwartz
General and Production Manager

Vanessa Spring-Frank
Properties Coordinator

IMAGINATION STAGE

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

(OFFICERS)

George Little
PRESIDENT

Patrick O’Neil

PRESIDENT ELECT

Jessica Boger
SECRETARY

Nina DiSandro
TREASURER

Cathy S. Bernard
Jeremy Blank
Matthew Blocher
Mara Bralove
M. Celeste Bruce
Tina Martin
Diane Polinger

VICE PRESIDENTS

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES (MEMBERS)

Sally Amoruso

Nancy Bonnell

Ashley Bronczek

Ashley Burke

Ginger Huang Dietrich

Bonnie Fogel

David Harrison

Christopher Hertz

Sara Lange

Catherine S. Leggett

Lynne J. Lightfoote, MD

Michele A. Manatt

Lara Oerter

Pilar Frank O’Leary

Dushanti Peiris

Mo Saleh

Carolyn Schugar

Janet Stanford

Sunit Talapatra

Antonio Tijerino

Jim Young

Lili Qi

 

PRESIDENT EMERITUS
Kim Greenfield Alfons0, 2015- 2017

Susan Lacz, 2011-2013

Mark Richardson 2009-2011

Wayne Hunley, 2007-2009

Stephen A. Hayes, 2005-2007

Sally Rosenberg, 2003-2005

Robert G. Brewer, Jr., 2000-2003

J.J. Finkelstein, 1998-2000

Mita Schaffer, 1996-1998

Nancy T. Greenspan, 1994-1996

Jerry Morenoff, 1992-1994

Barbara J. Gottschalk, 1990-1992

Gail L. Jacobs, 1988-1990

Frank Allen Philpot, 1986-1988

 

LEGAL COUNSEL
Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.

IMAGINATION STAGE DC

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

(OFFICERS)

Kim Greenfield Alfonso
PRESIDENT

Erika Martin Bolden
SECRETARY

Dr. Kim Woodson Barnette
TREASURER

BOARD OF TRUSTEES (MEMBERS)

Scott Deutchman

Bonnie Fogel

LaShelle “Shelley” Franklin

Debbi Jarvis

Princess McDuffie

Janet Stanford

Chris Taylor

Maura White